A Beginner's Guide to Blood Cells, Second Edition by Barbara J. Bain

By Barbara J. Bain

This renowned notebook has been up to date and increased all through, offering a concise view of diagnostic haematology, in a handy and useful format.A Beginner's consultant to Blood Cells is a perfect for;Trainee laboratory technicians and scientists scholars learning the body structure or pathology of the blood these getting ready for haematology examinationsWhy purchase This Book?Unique pocket consultant, written through Barbara Bain – a world-renowned professional within the box of blood morphology Outlines the fundamentals of diagnostic haematology comprises a useful self-assessment part re-creation – now comprises additional info on scientific points and extra assessments

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G. increased carboxyhaemoglobin in heavy smokers or methaemoglobinaemia (congenital or acquired) Renal artery stenosis Renal disease: renal cysts, renal tumours Other inappropriate erythropoietin production: hepatic tumours, cerebellar haemangioblastoma, uterine fibroids Polycythaemia vera The blood film is ‘packed’. The number of neutrophils, basophils, and platelets may be increased and some giant platelets may be present. Increased numbers of basophils are particularly important in diagnosis since they are not increased in any of the other causes of true or apparent polycythaemia.

3 Polycythaemia. Assessing Red Cells 31 increase in high-molecular-weight plasma proteins there is an effect on the electrical charge on the surface of the red cells and the cells sediment rapidly and form into stacks, like a pile of coins. These stacks are referred to as rouleaux (Fig. 4) and the film is said to show increased rouleaux formation. The other abnormality of cell distribution is red cell agglutination. This is caused by an antibody against a red cell antigen. The antibodycoated red cells become sticky and form into irregularly shaped Fig.

Your report of these abnormalities would give the clinician very specific information which would help to confirm his/her clinical suspicion. A Beginner’s Guide to Blood Cells, 2nd Edition Barbara J. Bain Copyright © 1996, 2004 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd CHAPTER 2 Assessing Red Cells Red cells should be assessed as to their: • number • size • shape • degree of haemoglobinization • distribution in the blood film. Their appearance should be described using a standard terminology. e. by its viscosity.

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